«A Message from the Conference Chair A warm welcome to the Meaning Conference 2010! It has been ten years since our first International Meaning ...»
Positive Psychological Adaptation among Breast Cancer Survivors in Singapore and India Frans Cilliers, PhD Professor, Department of Industrial & Organizational Psychology University of South Africa Leadership Coaching Experiences in a Financial Organization. A Positive Psychology Perspective Afshan Ghasemi, MA The impact of group Education based on Snyder’s hope theory on the rate of happiness in elders’ life Jiban Joshi Advocacy for Anti Stigma and the Creations of supportive environment to live dignified normal life for the people living with HIV and AIDS.
Mira Kim, PhD, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University Language, Ethnic Identity, and Well-being Mira Kim, PhD & Hong Seock Lee, Ph.D., M.D Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University Reconsidering the Diagnosis of Conduct Disorder Among ESL Children and Adolescents Ingra du Buisson-Narsai, MComm Registered Industrial Psychologist, South African Health Professions Council GPS (global positioning system) for the Soul….Your Personal Values Hierarchy: From Motivation to Inspiration Kathy Offet-Gartner. Associate Professor, Student Counselling Services Mount Royal University Education as the new buffalo: How a positive environment contributes to the health, wellbeing and educational success for Aboriginal women Holli-Anne Passmore & Andrew J. Howell, PhD Grant MacEwan University Thursday, August 5, 2010 Meaning in Life as a Mediator of the Relationship Between Nature Affiliation and Well-Being Abaid Rehman, Lecturer, B.Z.U Bahadur Sub Campus Layyah The Moderating Effect of Perceived Job Self-Efficacy in Relation Between Work Stress and Psychological Wellbeing for a Sample of Police Personals of Pakistan Candace Reinsch, MA, MEd Candidate, University of Manitoba Mixing Business with Pleasure: Exploring Positive Psychology Interventions for Employee Assistance Program Clients in a Large Public Sector Organization Thursday, August 5, 2010 Distinguished Public Lecture: 4:00PM – 5:30PM Michael Novak, MA, Dlitt Theologian and Author Director of Social and Political Studies, American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C
“Those who have eaten awhile of material success know that there is more to life than bread. They desire more than having.... Many are haunted by the awareness that they are not getting all that is to drunk of life, that there is somewhere an unfound door, through which what they seek is revealed ahead.
The most heardheaded people feel this most keenly. Whatever they attain, this isn’t it – not what they are looking for.
“For various historical reasons, economics and business faculties have often pictured their disciplines as more like the sciences, or more like the servile and useful arts, than like the liberal arts.... They have been complacently concerned almost exclusively with means rather than with ends – which often enough, they have been quite content to leave to ministers, bishops, confessors, moralists, and other (as they see things) more woolly headed thinkers. ‘We’ll tell you how to get there, the costs and the benefits, but as for the ends, goals, purposes, values, that’s up to you. Talk to your chaplain.’ We all know where that leaves the chaplain....
“A career in business is not only a morally serious vocation but a morally noble one. Those who are called to it have reason to take pride in it and to rejoice in it..
.. Business is a demanding vocation, and one is not good at it just by being in it, or even by making piles of money. The bottom line of a calling is measured by pain, learning, and grace. Having a good year in financial terms is hard enough;
having a good year in fulfilling one’s calling means passing tests that are a lot more rewarding. The difference is a little like being drafted into the army and, instead, volunteering for the green berets. Doing anything as a calling – especially doing something quite difficult – is a lot more fulfilling than merely drifting.”